Links of interest

2020 Contemporary Craft Silent Auction

With the generous support of artists, many of them Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh members, Contemporary Craft is excited to present an online silent auction from 12PM (EST) on July 17 to 9PM (EST) on August 9, 2020!

This annual silent auction features over 100 handcrafted art objects by talented artists and the proceeds from this event will support Contemporary Craft’s mission, inspiring art programming, their free admissions policy, and help with sustaining the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic hardship.

Check out the exceptional artworks in the silent auction at: or text CRAFT2020 to 76278. All silent auction participants must register for an account in order to start bidding.

Exhibition At Cooper Hewitt – Contemporary Muslim Fashions

Some of the designers, artists, and influencers whose work is included in the exhibition share their thoughts on modest fashion, entrepreneurship, and inclusion.
This video is part of the exhibition “Contemporary Muslim Fashions” on view Feb., 2020 through August, 2020 at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

The making of a Human Centipede

Just watch it! This is so sweet!

Portraits by Tawny Chamton

The redemption series

Chamton writes “Is there redemptive power in visual arts? Do artists have the ability to control and shift the narrative through their work? These are questions that inform my creative process while creating this ongoing body of work; I believe both to be true. In the same way that literature continues to be a tool for shaping the human psyche, I believe visual arts carry the same ability.”

Selvedge Magazine article about Faith Ringgold

Marking 40 years since Faith Ringgold created Echoes of Harlem, Selvedge celebrates her work, with an extract from Dr Catherine Harper’s profile from Selvedge Issue 4, and videos of the artist speaking about her practise. Faith Ringgold, originally a painter, makes painted story quilts, mixtures of painted and quilted fabrics, pictorial in content, frank in form and accessible in style. They tell stories of lives lived as African-American women and men in a culture constructed from their blood, sweat and tears, and often neglectful of their needs and aspirations.